If the drive is dead read http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?threadID=354911&tag=forums06;forum-threads but I think it's too far gone for at home remedies.
Since it gave you notice, can you share why there are files still on that?
My LAPTOP hard drive physically broke-ish. My computer was acting extremely slowly and got worse every time I switched it on. My theory is that something was bent inside or a pin is broken. Dell sent me another hard drive, but I want to extract my files from the old hard drive because I wasn't able to. How should I go about doing this? Will a controller help (not sure what kind or how to get one and what to do when I get one), or an enclosure? Is there a way to do it with cables attached to the hard drive? Thank you.
Inspiron 1505. It's a ATA hard drive. Not sure what that means.